South Shore Playground parking area to 5 Points Junction

Like the legendary Phoenix, the park is coming back to life after the controlled burns.
User: MikeHikes - 3/16/2016

Location: San Angelo State Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 14.70 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours, 45 minutes


Out     Playground parking area > Tasajilla Flats> Nature Loop > Lanky Lackey> Suzanne's Trail > Burkett park > Suzanne's Trail > Roller Coaster > West Potts Creek > Armadillo (E) > Turkey Creek > 5 Points Junction      8.2 miles

Return  5 Points Junction > Flintstone (N) > Playground > Bell's Point > Playground > Armadillo (W) > East Potts Creek > Burkett Trail > Burkett park > Winding Snake > Chaparral> Playground parking area     6.5 miles

Temps in the mid 60's to start and mid-80's at end. Sunny and some occassional breezes.

A leisurely paced hike today to stretch the legs and see the trails.  As always, trash was picked up and unfortunately, by picking up an old can, I spooked a small brown snake which looks like a "Worm Snake" to me.  I left him alone so I hope he survives.

Saw a few white tail deer, lots of birds including another Verdin (the third one I've seen in my life).  The trails are dry and clearly marked, although I always find trash, it wasn't that much so I was pleased.

All in all, it was a very good hike!

Log Photos
Phoenix Rising
Area around San Angelo State Park
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